27. October 2023 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │27.10.2023 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: A ZeBra for fire research + Fire and flame + Airy welcome

Editor: Dilara Aktaş

►Statement by the Executive Board on the paint attack at the Audimax

During the information fair for new students on 23 October, the group “Last Generation” staged a protest. Two activists from the group used fire extinguishers to spray paint the entrance to the Audimax. The Executive Board shares the concerns of young people, but speaks out against wanton damage to property.

► With the Minister President in the experimental hall

On Monday, Minister President Stephan Weil gained insights into two key areas of research during his visit to TU Braunschweig. He learnt about the research on digital building fabrication being pursued by the Collaborative Research Centre “Additive Manufacturing in Construction” and the development of a new semiconductor technology at the Nitride Technology Center NTC.

► For more fire safety: ZeBra opens

To ensure and research fire safety in sustainable construction methods and new products of the energy transition, the research building of the Centre for Fire Safety Research (ZeBra) was opened yesterday. The infrastructure, which is unique in Europe, contributes to finding solutions for minimising the hazards of sustainable products.

► Research on fire

How does a fire develop in a multi-storey building with a wooden façade and  how do insulating materials made from renewable raw materials affect fire-fighting? To find out, the Centre of Fire Safety Research (ZeBra) recently carried out the first large-scale fire test on its four-storey façade test stand. Watch the video for more impressions of this spectacular experiment.

► President’s Campus Hour today

Today at 13:30, the President’s Campus Hour will take place in the 9Bar. Come by for an informal chat with your questions and suggestions. The President looks forward to seeing you!

► How do you imagine a sustainable TU Braunschweig?

The Sustainability Council invites all TU members to participate in shaping our future by taking part in a survey. The aim is to get an overview of interests and priorities on the topic of sustainability. The results will play an important role in the future sustainability strategy.

► With airy acrobatics and lots of music into the semester

On Monday, 23 October, TU Braunschweig welcomed its 3,000 first-year students at the Eintracht Stadium. There was a colourful and international programme with a vertical scarf show, a traditional Chinese dance, music and information. A picture gallery and a video show some impressions.

► Autonomous truck sets course for the motorway

The ATLAS-L4 funding project on autonomous trucks, in which TU Braunschweig is involved, has reached important milestones. A sensor vehicle is already collecting data on the motorway, and the first automated test drives on the motorway are due to take place this year.

► Bridge between TU and society

The new University Council convened for its constituent meeting on Wednesday. The central advisory and supervisory body, consisting of seven members from science, business and culture, elected Prof. Lothar Hagebölling as chair and Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić as deputy chair.

► Virtual Matching Event with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

As part of a joint seed funding programme, TU Braunschweig and Taiwan Tech invite all interested parties to a virtual matching event on 10 November at 9:00. Present your research area in a 5-minute pitch and find suitable cooperation partners.

► Interdisciplinary workshop brings researchers together

As part of the ongoing seedfunding programme “Interdisciplinary Collaboration”, TU scientists have already met for an interdisciplinary workshop on the project “Adaptive mesh criteria for highly nonlinear partially saturated concrete” in order to exchange ideas on their specialist topics.

► 25th anniversary at the Chair of Production and Logistics

On 24 October, the Chair of Production and Logistics at the Institute of Automotive Economics celebrated its 25th anniversary. Prof. Thomas Spengler, established it and developed it into an internationally recognised address for interdisciplinary research in the field of sustainable production and logistics.

► Call for the DFG Review Board Election

The election of the DFG Review Boards for the term 2024-2028 is in full swing. Ten of our colleagues are also standing for election. All scientists nationwide can participate in the election of review board members. The election portal is open until 20 November.

► Study successfully: What can lecturers do to support students in this?

To coincide with the start of the semester, two events will take place in November on the topic of study entry: The interactive lecture “Dropout: Extent, Causes and the Role of Teachers in Study Success” and the Barcamp “Preventing Dropouts – Teachers, Students and Advisors in Dialogue”.

► Future Day at TU Braunschweig – here’s what’s new!

The nationwide action day for stereotype-free career orientation will take place on 25 April 2024. From November onwards, you as an institution or institute can enter your offer for the Future Day at TU Braunschweig in the Girls’Day Radar or Boys’Day Radar.

► University competition 2024

In the university competition for the Science Year 2024 (German only), Wissenschaft im Dialog invites young researchers from all disciplines to submit their creative and interactive communication ideas around the theme of freedom.

► Darling of the week

Our darling of the week is Professor Ulrike Pilarczyk! The Historian of Education was honoured with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her merits in the general field of educational science and her dedicated social commitment. The award was presented to her on 23 October by Berlin’s Senator for Science, Dr. Ina Czyborra. Our most sincere congratulations to her!

► Events

There is a lot going on at TU Braunschweig, especially at the beginning of the semester. Whether lectures, discussions, information events, concerts, films and much more. Take a look at our calendar of events and let yourself be inspired.